Fever 333 have dropped their first studio track in three years, ‘$wing’.
The track takes aim at the sports industry’s historical exploitation of people of colour and the fight for agency, with frontman Jason Aalon Butler’s typically socially conscious lyrics.
It arrives with a music video, produced and directed by Djay Brawner, Check out the track below.
Describing the track’s social message and how the song addresses it, Butler says:
“In a system that exploits the aforementioned instruments of power (the people) for financial and political advancement, we must collectively understand and redirect the dynamic once we realize that we are not powerless against it.”
“‘$WING’ is a sonic reminder that you are the power that they seek and you are the resource they need.”
FEVER 333 will Play Download Festival on June 10th 2023 in the UK.
Stephen Harrison and Aric Improta have both announced to have left the band, leaving Jason Aalon Butler currently as the sole member.
The pair have been with the band since their inception in 2017, playing on every release, with the most recent being 2020’s ‘WRONG GENERATION’.
Both have released statements on their socials, which you can read below.
Here is Stephen’s:
“Aric and I have decided to leave Fever 333. I won’t get into the details but things were pretty bad internally. That plus creative differences sort of left me with no choice. That said, I’m so thankful for all the amazing fans, people who helped Fever behind the scenes, and my friends and family who supported me through all of this. Your support means so much! I still plan to make music. Aric and I will probably do something together in the future. Love you guys!! Know your worth!!”
And below is Aric’s:
“Steve and I have decided to step away Fever 333. Its layered, but ultimately, I’d just rather dedicate my time to projects that operate different than that one.
Massive thank you to all of our fans, our friends and the amazing people who helped us along the way (you know who you are). We got to play some unforgettable shows, travel a ton and meet some incredible individuals. Steve and I will probably do something together in the future.”
OVer ninety plus acts have been announced for the upcoming 2021 iteration of the Leeds And Reading Festival.
Yungblud, Neck Deep and Fever 333 will be joined by Boston Manor, Creeper, Machine Gun Kelly, Spiritbox and more!
Also, I’m going to throw in a guess that MGK and Yungblud will pop in and out for each others sets? Only because they have made some huge tracks together and they’re right next to each other on the lineup!
Nova Twins have dropped a new version of their track ‘Undertaker’, remixed by Fever 333.
With the energy Nova Twins emit and the talent behind Fever, it’s fantastic to listen to
Nova Twins had this to say about it:
“We love what Fever 333 did with this “Undertaker” remix. It’s one of our favourite tracks to play live and we thought that they would be perfect to rework it! Jason brought an entirely new energy to the table with his vocal. We hope that when venues open up again, we can all play it together on stage! That would be epic.”
And Jason added this:
“I think one of the greatest things about this label collective is that it is run by artists for artists, which means every move we make is with artistry in mind. With that said – as label head I had the privilege of on boarding the inimitable Nova Twins to 333 Wrecks last year and as an artist myself I had the honor of working on a remix with them this year. Pretty win win scenario if you ask me. So much love and respect for these queens and I can’t wait for y’all to hear this one.”
Aric Improta, the drummer of Fever 333 / Night Verses has release a new track titled as ‘Zhurmë’, the first in what could be many projects to come.
The track also features contributions from James “Munky” Shaffer (Korn) and Ra Díaz (Suicidal Tendencies).
Improta had the following to say about the project itself and bringing them onboard for this song.
“As a film major, I’ve been very interested in the work of foley artists and their creative contributions to enhance the viewers experience. During quarantine, I decided to start this art project with my film collaborator Kevin Garcia, where we recorded a ton of found sounds then tried to compose a song around the noises we captured.
[Munky] came out to the studio and improvised for three hours straight. He even brought a cello to experiment with. After everything was tracked, I went through all of the recordings, grabbed my favorite parts and built the middle and end around his work.
Both Munky and Ra have undeniably unique approaches to their instruments and I wanted to make sure I captured that, while still putting together something that felt different than their previous work. At times, I also made sure to change my initial work and compose around supporting their ideas. That way I would have also have to think differently.”
Fever 333 have dropped the video for their title track of their 2020 EP, ‘Wrong Generation’.
In addition to the pulsating and fantastic track, Blink 182 drumming legend Travis Barker joins Jason Butler and co where Butler tells Revolver:
“We were hoping to make a video that offered a similar energy and excitement to the live element of this FEVER 333 project. I also wanted to give a nod to Song 2, one of the coolest music videos ever made. Put these vibes together and we ended up with this.”
Californian heavy hitters Fever 333 have released a video for ‘Last Time’, a track taken from the band’s latest EP ‘Wrong Generation’ EP, which was released in 2020 via Roadrunner Records/ 333 Wreckords Crew.
I wasn’t originally planning on writing a review but this is such a powerhouse of a track and I can’t believe Fever 333’s turnaround for material where this is an anthem for this generation right now.
It’s everything you want from Fever, huge sounding lyrics on current events by Jason Butler and the pulsating sound to match that you can’t wait to see live. But more than this, the track is a call to arms reminding us that we are the change we want to see in the world.
It’s not very often that everything comes together so beautifully in a band but when it does, it pulsates together something only you think that’s been in your dreams. Fever 333 continue to deliver their thrashing genre bending and rule breaking narrative which is unparalleled in the music world. Continuing from the recent release of their recent ‘Wrong Generation’ EP, this is essential listening for anyone looking to expand their listening habits but ultimately, Fever 333 are true artists and should they continue to deliver material such as this (and I have no doubt in my mind that they will) then they will be the most important band in a generation because they encapsulate just what we need right now.
To hear the full track ‘Once Again’, text ONCEAGAIN to 81787 (but non U.S. followers can sign up to the bands mailing list to receive it).
The band are no strangers to reacting to events in the world, with their WRONG GENERATION EP written after their frontman Jason Aalon Butler spent 13 days protesting on the streets following the death of George Floyd.
They’re continuing their work with a track which was written and recorded in 24 hours after the U.S. election results were called.
The track is called ‘Once Again’, where a teaser is available to hear below as well as the full track by texting ONCEAGAIN to 81787 (but non U.S. followers can sign up to the bands mailing list to receive it).
We’re talking Fever 333 and Grands0n, two huge acts in the scene at the moment as they have released covers of two tracks from Linkin Park’s debut record, ‘Hybrid Theory’ in celebration of its 20th anniversary.
Check out Grandsons cover of ‘One Step Closer’.
On Grandson’s cover, he says:
On his cover, grandson said “Chester is an all-time great, and I could never try and sing like he does. We had to pitch the song down just so I could come close to hitting the notes in this song. I just wanted to try and pay homage and do this incredible song justice.”
And here’s Fever 333’s cover of ‘In The End’.
Jason Butler says:
“‘In The End’ was the song that made me believe that rap and rock still belonged together. I studied their tasteful marriage of the two styles from that moment on and created my own music with that in mind. I wish I could tell my 14 year old self that one day I’d receive a DM from Mike Shinoda about him liking my music. I wish even more that I could tell my younger self he’d offer to share his talents and energy with me to make more music. I don’t think 14-year-old me would believe it, though. 35-year-old me still doesn’t.”